Worldly Rhythms #29 Thai Psychedelic Rock

Every week Worldly Rhythms broadcasts from URF, the student led radio at the University of Sussex, and on Platform B in Brighton. The aim is simple. During one hour we explore a specific genre from a country whilst accounting for the socio-political climate that has affected the music during historical and contemporary periods. Have a listen and enjoy!

This week Worldly Rhythms broadcasted an hour of Thai Psychedelic Rock from URF at the University of Sussex. This musical movement that saw the light in the 1970s blends aspects of traditional Molam and Western Rock. Up until recent years this musical style had been frowned upon. Stereotypically, taxi drivers and lower-class individuals would listen to it. Nonetheless, in recent years a revival of Rock in Thailand has seen the light with bands such as Khun Narin and The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band releasing unique renditions of psychedelically driven Rock.


King of Drums (A Go-Go) by The Son of P.M. 

Nam Mun Pang by Soreng Santi 

Toy Salap Pamaa by Angkanang Kunchai

Thang Jai Thang Jao by Khun Narin

กวางน้อยเจ้าเลย์ by The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band

Lam Phu Thai # 2 by Khun Narin

Dusty Lane by Khana Bierbood

Long Gone by Phum Viphurit

Dog Mic. Guitar by Chladni Chandi

Lam Plearn Tua Yaang by Petch Asia Band

Ngun Pad Baht by Teungjai Bunpraruksa

1 Comment

  1. Wow! I never would have imagined music quite like this coming out of Thailand! As always, a new discovery. You discovered music in the car going to school and I’m discovering world music behind my desk; thanks!


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